Finland is considering joining EuroHPC

2 Mar 2018 Helsinki - According to Teknikan Maailma (TM), Finland is considering joining EuroHPC. TM is citing Petteri Kauppinen of the Ministery of Education and Culture, who commented the second stage of EuroHPC, that is starting in 2023, will probably be much more expensive that the 1 billion euro public money planned for the first phase.

Research director Pekka Lehtovuori of the Finnish national supercomputer centre CSC told TM the current supercomputer Sisu will be decommisioned in 2019. For new infrastructure development, a 35 million euro budget is availble.

European scale supercomputers complement the national infrastructure. Currently some 10 Finnish research groups are using PRACE supercomputer resources.

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